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Kim wins halfpipe season opener

Kim wins halfpipe season opener
By Sportsbeat

09/12/2018 at 20:15Updated 09/12/2018 at 20:21

Chloe Kim proved she is still the world's best halfpipe rider with victory at the opening event of the World Cup season in Copper Mountain, USA.

The PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games gold medallist scored 92.25 on her second run and that gave her victory in Copper for a third consecutive season.

"It was a really good pipe to start the season off with and all the girls were loving it," said the 18-year-old.

It's really good to get back to competing. This summer was insane, pretty hectic, so I'm stoked to come out here and get a win in the first competition of the season."

Kim's teammate, Maddie Mastro, finished second after posting an 85.00 on a clutch final run, while China's Xuetong Cai came third with a 77.75 to earn her 20th career World Cup podium.

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